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                                                                                                                  It is a rare place that can offer you a visit to George
                                                                                                                  Washington’s home, a stroll on the Appalachian Trail
                                                                                                                  and an oceanfront resort with miles and miles of
                                                                                                                  public beaches.
                                                                                                                      Virginia is that sort of place. It has a little of every-
                                                                                                                  thing, or, in some cases, a lot.
                                                                                                                      A lot of history, a lot of beauty, a lot of variety.
                                                                                                                      From the Eastern Shore to the Cumberland Gap,
                                                                                                                  the Commonwealth offers beaches and mountains,
                                                                                                                  pastoral countryside and vibrant cities, music and art,
                                                                                                                  food and drink, all presented with a down-home
                                                                                                                  hospitality complementing an uncommon authenticity.
                                                                                                                      “I think that one of the things Virginia does best
                                                                                                                  is surprise people,” says Alisa Bailey, president and
                                                                                                                  CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation. “Our visitors
                                                                                                                  so often come here for something familiar like
                                                                                                                  our famous presidential homes or perhaps the Blue
                                                                                                                  Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley and end
                                                                                                                  up discovering incredible small towns, great urban
                                                                                                                  shopping and boutique hotels. Virginia’s restaurant
                                                                                                                  scene is just exploding right now, and you’ll find some
                                                                                                                  of America’s best up-and-coming chefs in small towns
                                                                                                                  as well as big cities.”



         Spirit of                                                                                                    Here’s a sample of what you’ll find statewide:




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                                                                                                 ranging from Kiptopeke State Park on the
                                                                                                 Chesapeake Bay side of the Eastern Shore
                                                                                                 to New River Trail State Park, a 57-mile-
                                                                                                 long abandoned railroad bed in the moun-
                                                                                                 tains of southwestern Virginia now used
                                                                                                 for hiking, biking and horseback riding.
                                                                                                     “Virginia is a place where you can go
                                                                                                 to completely connect with your loved
                                                                                                 ones by doing the things you love togeth-
                                                                                                 er,” Bailey says. “From some of America’s
                                                                                                 best Atlantic beaches to the beauty of the
                                                                                                 Appalachian Mountains, Virginia is truly
                                                                                                 a premier family destination.”
                                                                                                      Let’s take a spin around the state:

                                                                                                 COASTAL
                                                                                                 The gateway to southeastern Virginia is
                                                                                                 Norfolk International Airport, which
                                                                                                 served 466,000 Southwest Airlines pas-
                                                                                                 sengers in 2010. It is adjacent to Norfolk
                                                                                                 Botanical Garden, a 155-acre nature sanc-
                                                                                                 tuary, and a mile east of Interstate 64, the
                                                                                                 state’s major east-west artery.
                                                                                                     An array of options for ground trans-
                                                                                                 portation is available from the airport,
                                                                                                 making it easy to reach downtown Norfolk
                                                                         Virginia Aquarium       (15 minutes) or the Virginia Beach ocean-
                                                                                                 front (30 minutes). Numerous golf cours-
                                                 Virginia features more than 2,500 miles of      es, many featuring waterfront locations,
                                                 scenic drives from the coast to the moun-       are within easy reach, as is Norfolk’s Half
                                                 tains and the foothills in between. The         Moone Cruise and Celebration Center,
                                                 best-known? Perhaps the venerable and           departure point and port of call for vaca-
                                                 lovely Blue Ridge Parkway.                      tion cruises. The center is adjacent to
                                                     Enjoy a good glass of Merlot or Char-       Nauticus, an interactive science and
                                                 donnay? Virginia is a wine lover’s para-        technology center that includes among
                                                 dise with more than 180 wineries and an         its exhibits the Battleship Wisconsin,
                                                 emerging international reputation. Most         one of the largest battleships built by
                                                 of the wineries offer tastings and tours.       the U.S. Navy.                                 Photos courtesy Norfolk International Airport and Virginia Beach CVB
                                                     No state was the site of more battles           At Virginia Beach, visitors can “kayak
                                                 during the Civil War than Virginia or, it       with dolphins, charter a fishing boat,
                                                 seems, felt the war more deeply. The first      explore the Virginia Aquarium, hike
                                                 major land battle was fought in Northern        through a national wildlife refuge, surf
                                                 Virginia on a hot July day in 1861 at what is   the waves — or just relax with long, lazy
                                                 now Manassas National Battlefield Park,         days at the beach,” says Ron Kuhlman,
                                                 and the sesquicentennial will be com-           vice president of tourism marketing and
                                                 memorated throughout 2011 at battlefields       sales for the Virginia Beach Convention
                                                 and museums around the state.                   & Visitors Bureau.
                                                     The state will celebrate another mile-          Virginia Beach boasts more than 35
                                                 stone of a less contentious nature: the 75th    miles of waterfront property and 14 miles
                                                 anniversary of the founding of Virginia         of public beaches, as well as a 3-mile-long
                                                 State Parks, a system born out of the work      boardwalk with a separate bike path that
                                                 of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the       is perfect for strolling and rollerblading —
                 Norfolk International Airport   1930s. The system is recognized among           or as a route to reach restaurants, shops or
                                                 the nation’s finest and features 35 parks,      beachfront hotels. For more tranquil spots,


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                                                                                                                                                                                              Chincoteague, by Marguerite Henry. For
                                                                                                                                                                                              a singular experience, take a ferry (spring
                                                                                                                                                                                              through fall) from Onancock on the East-
                                                                                                                                                                                              ern Shore or Reedville on Virginia’s main-
                                                                                                                                                                                              land to Tangier Island, a charming speck of
                                                                                                                                                                                              land in the bay that is home to 500 residents,
                                                                                                                                                                                              who still speak with the lilt of the island’s
                                                                                                                                                                                              long-ago English settlers.

                                                                                                                                                                                              NORTHERN VIRGINIA
                                                                                                                                                                                              Its proximity to Washington, D.C., makes
                                                                                         The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel                                                                     Northern Virginia a good launching point
                                                                                                                                                                                              for experiencing the nation’s capital, but
                                                                                                                                                                                              there are many good reasons not to even
                                                                                                                                                                                              cross the Potomac River. Old Town Alex-
                                                                                                                                                                                              andria is an appealing mix of yesterday
                                                                                                                                                                                              and today. You can enjoy drinks or din-
                                                                                                                                                                                              ner at Gadsby’s Tavern, where George
                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other
                                                                                                                                                                                              founding fathers enjoyed the warm hospi-
                                                                                                                                                                                              tality, or at one of the numerous cutting-
                                                                                                                                                                                              edge modern restaurants that have sprung
                                                                                                                                                                                              up in this bustling shopping district. On
                                                                                                                                                                                              the waterfront, don’t miss the Torpedo
                                                                                                                                                                                              Factory Art Center with working studios          Old Town Alexandria
                                                          Beaches of East Norfolk        Chesapeake Bay                                                                                       of scores of artists.



     you might try Chesapeake Beach (known         American Sand Soccer Championships            Mansion, former home of affluent planter
     to locals as “Chick’s Beach”) on the bay or   (June 10–12) and the Boardwalk Art Show       Richard Decatur Lee and one of the last
     the Sandbridge area on Virginia Beach’s       & Festival (June 16–19). The Neptune          remaining antebellum homes in the area.
     southern shore.                               Festival’s Boardwalk Weekend (Sept. 30–       For an outdoor adventure, check out
         The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Sci-       Oct. 2) is the largest annual special event   Newport News Park, at 8,000 acres a
     ence Center, the state’s largest aquarium,    in Virginia and is ranked as one of the Top   spacious venue for hiking, fishing, boat-
     recently completed a $25 million renova-      100 events in North America.                  ing and biking.
     tion featuring “Restless Planet” with new         Just west of Norfolk and Virginia              In nearby Hampton, the Virginia
     habitats, exhibits and aquariums for thou-    Beach, along I-64 across the Hampton          Air & Space Center, the visitor center
     sands of animals such as Komodo drag-         Road Bridge-Tunnel, you will find             for NASA Langley Research Center and
     ons, cobras and spotted eagle rays. Climb     Newport News, home of The Mariners’           Langley Air Force Base, features interac-
     Cape Henry Lighthouse, which dates to         Museum, designated by Congress as the         tive aviation exhibits spanning more than
     1791, or visit the Old Coast Guard Station,   National Maritime Museum. The USS             100 years of flight.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ORF LUVs SWA
     an oceanfront museum that in the early        Monitor Center brings to life the “Battle          Heading east from Virginia Beach, you
     1900s housed rescue equipment used to         of the Ironclads” and offers visitors an      cross the 17-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge-
                                                                                                                                               Photos courtesy Virginia Tourism Corporation




     save shipwrecked crews.                       up-close experience with a full-scale         Tunnel, an attraction in itself with two
         You can travel by kayak or tram           replica of the Monitor. The Virginia War      mile-long tunnels. One-way tolls begin at
     through Back Bay National Wildlife            Museum and the U.S. Army Transportation       $12 for passenger cars. On the other side
     Refuge, or, for more civilized amusement,     Museum are top-notch history museums.         is the Eastern Shore, a peninsula of rich
     enjoy Beach Street U.S.A., with free          The Virginia Living Museum introduces         farmland and engaging bayside small
     nightly entertainment of bands, jugglers      visitors to more than 250 living species      towns such as Cape Charles and Onancock
                                                                                                                                                                                              When Southwest Airlines opened its doors to gates at Norfolk
     and magicians along Atlantic Avenue from      native to the state, from endangered red      and miles of uninhabited barrier islands
     Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day             wolves to loggerhead turtles. For even        on the ocean side. The Assateague Island                                                     International Airport (ORF), it opened beautiful Coastal Virginia
     Weekend. Then there are special events such   more local history, visit Endview             National Seashore, near Virginia’s north-                                                    and North Carolina’s Outer Banks to fun-seekers like never before.
     as Beach Music Weekend (May 12–15), Pungo     Plantation, a house museum once used as a     ern border, is home to the wild ponies made                                                  Ten years and over 7,000,000 Southwest Airlines passengers later,
     Strawberry Festival (May 28–29), North        Confederate hospital, and Lee Hall            famous by an annual auction and Misty of
                                                                                                                                                                                              the LUV is stronger than ever at the region’s major airport.
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                                                                                                                               A visit to the nearby Arlington National                                                                         Madison’s Montpelier, recently reopened
                                                                                                                           Cemetery is a moving experience. To avoid                                                                            to the public after a major restoration, is
                                                                                                                           traffic, pedal a bike along the 18-mile-long,                                                                        between Washington and Charlottesville
                                                                                                                           paved, multi-use Mount Vernon Trail,                                                                                 in Virginia’s Piedmont.
                                                                                                                           which links Arlington, Alexandria and                                                                                    Before we had presidents, we had
                                                                                                                           Washington’s home, Mount Vernon.                                                                                     Jamestown, site of the first permanent
                                                                                                                               If shopping is your aim, Tysons Corner,                                                                          English colony in the New World. In 1607,
                                                                                                                           just off the Capital Beltway (I-495) between                                                                         a band of 104 English men and boys set-
                                                                                                                           Vienna and McLean, is one of the premier                                                                             tled on the banks of the James River, and
                                                                                                                           places on the East Coast. Tyson’s Corner                                                                             theirs was a story of great anguish and
                                                                                                                           Center is the 11th largest shopping mall in                                                                          hardships, but the beginnings of America
                                                                                                                           the United States, and includes stores such                                                                          sprung from this modest community.
                                                                                                                           as Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Macy’s                                                                                     Today, Jamestown is part of the
                                                                                                                           and Lord & Taylor. The nearby Tyson’s                                                                                Historic Triangle — along with Colonial
                                                                                                                           Galleria offers Saks Fifth Avenue and                                                                                Williamsburg and Yorktown — that traces




                                                                                                                                                                                        Photos courtesy Virginia Tourism Corporation
                                                                                                                           Neiman Marcus.                                                                                                       the birth of American Democracy in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                relatively small chunk of land between
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the James and York rivers. Those sites are
                                                                                                                           HISTORY                                                                                                              stitched together by the Colonial Parkway,
                                                                                                                           Eight U.S. presidents were born in                                                                                   a 23-mile-long road that, in a sense, allows
                                                                                                                           Virginia, and several of their homes are                                                                             you to cover 400 years of American history
                                                                                                                           open to the public. Washington’s Mount                                                                               in a single day.
                                                                                                                           Vernon is less than a half-hour south of                                                                                 “We like to emphasize the ‘living history’
                                                                                                                           Washington, D.C., Jefferson’s Monticello                                                                             aspect of Jamestown Settlement and the
                                                                                               Mount Vernon
                                                                                                                           and James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland                                                                                 Yorktown Victory Center and how visitors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Colonial Williamsburg
                                                                                                                           are just outside Charlottesville, and James                                                                          of all ages are engaged through interpretive



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                         Closer                                                                                                                                                                 display until May 15. VMFA is one of only
                                                                                                                                                                                                seven museums in the world and the only
                                                                                                                                                                                                one on the East Coast to host the exhibit.)

[ History of America ]                                                                                                                                                                          MOUNTAINS
                                               [ Great Outdoors ]                                                                                                                               You can motor down the Shenandoah
                                                                                                                                                                                                Valley, using U.S. 11, the old “Valley
                                                                                                                                                                                                Road,” and encounter one fine town after
                                                                                                                                                                                                another — Winchester, Harrisonburg,
                                                                                                                                                                                                Staunton, Lexington, with lots of smaller
                                                                                                                                                                                                ones in between.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Or drive through Shenandoah National
                                                                                                                                                                                                Park on its signature roadway, the Skyline           The Crooked Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                Drive, which runs north from Waynes-
                                                                                                                                                                                                boro, which is where the Blue Ridge Park-
                                                                                                                                                                                                way begins heading south toward North              such as Floyd Country Store in Floyd and
                                                                                                                      Fredericksburg and
                                                                                                                                                                                                Carolina. On either road, the scenery is           the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons.
                                                                                                           Spotsylvania County Battlefield
                                                                                                                                                                                                enchanting, though you’d be well-advised               If you’d rather walk, there’s always
                                                                                                                                                                                                not to take your eyes off the roads for long.      the Appalachian Trail, which unspools
                                                                       demonstrations and participatory activities,” says Debby Padgett,                                                            In the deep southwest, take a ride on the      through Virginia for 544 miles, far more
                                     [ Ocean and Ships ]               spokeswoman for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.                                                                       Crooked Road, Virginia’s 300-mile-long             than any other state.
                                                                            Jamestown Settlement utilizes gallery exhibits, film and life-                                                      Heritage Music Trail that winds through
                                                                       size re-creations of the colonists’ fort and a Powhatan village to                                                       the mountains, leading travelers on a              Bill Lohmann is a columnist for the
                                                    This & more!       tell the story of those first colonists. Visitors can board replicas of                                                  unique tour of the state’s bluegrass, old-         Richmond Times-Dispatch and author
888.493.7386
newport-news.org                                 Plus Williamsburg &   the three small ships that sailed across the ocean in 1607, a hum-                                                       time and traditional country music roots.          of Backroads and Byways of Virginia
                                                    Virginia Beach.
                                                                       bling experience more than 400 years later for people who gener-                                                         Live music is a staple along the trail at places   (The Countryman Press).
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                                                                       ally travel to the grocery store in more comfort.
                                                                            The British surrendered to American and French forces at
 Make Room for the Memories.                                           Yorktown in 1781, and the Yorktown Victory Center offers indoor
                                                                       galleries and outdoor exhibits, including a re-created Continental
                    An adventure of historic proportion is waiting
                    for you—at two living-history museums that
                                                                       Army encampment where historical interpreters depict daily life
                                 explore America’s beginnings.         of American soldiers.
                                 Board replicas of colonial                 Other stops in the Historic Triangle include Historic James-
                                  ships. Grind corn in a
                                  Powhatan Indian village. Try
                                   on English armor inside a
                                                                       town, the original site of the colony, administered by the National
                                                                       Park Service and Preservation Virginia; the Yorktown Battle-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fun is in the air
                                    palisaded fort. Then, join
                                     Continental Army soldiers
                                      at their encampment for
                                                                       field and Visitor Center, a National Park Service Site; and Colo-
                                                                       nial Williamsburg, described as the world’s largest living history
                                                                       museum, a 301-acre historic area of hundreds of restored and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in Norfolk.
                                       a firsthand look at the
                                           Revolution’s end.           reconstructed buildings peopled with costumed interpreters who
                                                                       tell the story of the 18th century capital.
                                                           Don’t            You’d be hard-pressed to find any place in Virginia not                                                                                                                                                           Here you’ll discover a friendly, fun-filled
                                                         forget
                                                                       touched by the Civil War. Battlefields are open to visitors all over                                                                                                                                                   waterfront city filled with great outdoor
                                                    your camera.
                                                 Because the           the state; Richmond, Petersburg and Fredericksburg, as well as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              activities, nightlife, chef-owned eateries and
                                                                                                                                                 Photos courtesy Virginia Tourism Corporation




                                                history here is        the Shenandoah Valley, were particular hot spots. Appomattox,
                                              life size. And your      the site of Lee’s 1865 surrender to Grant in the rural heartland of                                                                                                                                                    cultural attractions. Visit Norfolk today!
                                           memories will be even
                                                                       Southside Virginia, is a worthy destination.
                                                     bigger!
                                                                            Richmond offers excellent overviews of the war at the
                                                                       Museum of the Confederacy, the American Civil War Center
                                                                       at Historic Tredegar and the Virginia Historical Society, which
                                                                       in 2011 is hosting a major exhibition called “An American
                                                                       Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia.” (From the historical
                                                                       society, walk down the block to the spectacularly expanded
                                                                       Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to see the Picasso exhibit “Master-
                                                                       pieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris,” which is on
Save 20% on a combination ticket to both museums.                                                 Check us out on spiritmag.com, facebook
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                                                                                                                              When it comes to family togetherness, Virginia beckons you
                                                                                                                              to relax and reconnect. Share the journey as you explore the
                                                                                                                              majesty of Virginia – from the awe-inspiring mountain regions
                                                                                                                              to the wind swept shores of the Atlantic and the Eastern Shore.
                                                                                                                              Allow your heart to lead the way as your family discovers the
                                                                                                                              true character of Virginia – in the stories of its people, its history,
                                                                                                                              its folk arts, and its array of attractions. A vacation in Virginia
                                                                                                                              is more than just a checklist of activities on an action-packed
                                                                                                                              itinerary; it’s an opportunity to reconnect your family with the
                                                                                                                              passions that bring you closer together.


                                                                                                                              Virginia unveils a world of adventure and possibilities year-
                                                                                                                              round. Time stands still as you reconnect, rediscover and
                                                                                                                              renew your love for family. LOVE is at the heart of every Virginia
                                                                                                                              vacation. Visit www.Virginia.org for more information and to
                                                                                                                              start planning your family vacation today.




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travel partners, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Virginia Tourism Corporation’s board members or their immediate family, and Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s board members or their immediate family, all
contest sponsors and their immediate families are not eligible. The winner will be selected in a random drawing at Pace Communications, 1301 Carolina Street, Greensboro, NC 27401, on or about May 15, 2011. Only one entry per
person is allowed. Odds of winning are dependent upon number of entries received. For a list of winners, send self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to VIRGINIA’S EASTERN SHORE SOUTHWEST AIRLINES SPIRIT SWEEPS/ March,
Pace Communications, 1301 Carolina Street, Greensboro, NC 27401. The winner will be notified (by email, telephone and/or U.S. mail). A detailed prize winner letter will be mailed within 21 days of notification. The winner is request-
ed to sign off that the winner agrees with the rules of the contest. If the winner does not agree with the rules of the contest, or does not meet the requirements of eligibility to enter this contest, he/she will be excluded as a possible prize
winner. Federal, state and local taxes are the responsibility of the winner. The Approximate Retail Value of the prize package is $2,429. The winner will receive a 1099 IRS tax form. Void where prohibited by law, and all federal, state
and local laws apply. Prizes are non-refundable, non-transferable, are not redeemable for cash, and may not be substituted. *Round-trip airfare for two included. Selected blackout dates may apply.

				
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